African American Almanac: Day-by-Day Black History

African American Almanac: Day-by-Day Black History

by Leon Thomas Ross, Kenneth A. Mimms




Congress prohibited slave trading in 1808, Lincoln University was chartered in 1854, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and in 1916 Carter G. Woodson published the first issue of Journal of Negro History—all on January 1 of their respective years. This is a day-by-day guide to African American achievements and those happenings that have affected their history, including the birth dates of many significant men and women. The people and events are drawn from all walks of life: politics and government, civil rights, sports, entertainment, journalism, court decisions, writers and others. The work is fully indexed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786426294
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/17/2006
Pages: 183
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Leon Thomas Ross is a lecturer on African American history living in Stockton, California. The late Kenneth A. Mimms was a journalist living in Spokane, Washington.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Significant Events Not Associated with a Single Day, By Year 5

The Almanac

January 21

February 32

March 43

April 52

May 62

June 71

July 83

August 95

September 111

October 121

November 132

December 143

Appendix: Inventors and Their Patents 153

Bibliography 161

Index 165

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews